In line with its policy of operating a paperless system, the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has banned the pasting of paper notices on campus with immediate effect.
A number of punitive measures have been put in place to deter students from reverting to the old system.
The university authorities have introduced special SIM cards to all students where notices from heads of departments and other relevant bodies could be accessed.
The Provost of the College of Science, Prof. (Mrs) Ibok Oduro, announced at the first of eight sessions of this year’s matriculation ceremony at KNUST in Kumasi Tuesday.
A total of 16,904 students were admitted into the university, the highest in recent times. It represents about 3,000 increase in fresh students as compared to last year. Out of the number 2,303 were admitted into the College of Science of which 803 were females.
Increase in female in-take
The female population of the college also shot up by five per cent in view of the Vice-Chancellor’s initiative to reduce cut-off points for female students into science, technology, engineering and mathematics programmes in the university.
Prof. Oduro said the university wants to provide a unique environment that promotes free, entrepreneurial thinking to engender innovation and development.
‘The KNUST remained highly competitive. This is as a result of our unique programmes on offer as a Science and Technology University, our environment and the various students support services that are available to our students,’ she said.